Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







14 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus





Semra is currently a research associate at the Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) working as part of the Methane and Environment Programme. She joined the SGI in 2020 from Royal Holloway, University of London, following her PhD in Earth Science. Her PhD research focused on isotopic characterisation and quantification of methane emissions from waste sources in Europe as a part of MEMO2 : MEthane goes MObile-MEasurement and MOdeling a European Training Network (H2020 MSCA-ETN) project. Previously, she worked for three years as an environmental process engineer in a petroleum refinery in Turkey. In 2014, she successfully completed her MSc in Environmental Engineering & Earth Science at Clemson University, US as a Fulbright Scholar. She graduated from Middle East Technical University, Turkey with a double major in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering in 2012 and 2011, respectively. 

Semra's research interests include methane and hydrogen emissions, biomethane supply chain processes. She assesses the life cycle assessment of waste sources, such as landfills, biogas plants. 



Bakkaloglu S, Lowry D, Fisher RE, et al., 2021, Carbon isotopic characterisation and oxidation of UK landfill methane emissions by atmospheric measurements, Waste Management, Vol:132, ISSN:0956-053X, Pages:162-175

Bakkaloglu S, Ersan M, Karanfil T, et al., 2021, Effect of superfine pulverization of powdered activated carbon on adsorption of carbamazepine in natural source waters, Science of the Total Environment, ISSN:0048-9697

Bakkaloglu S, Lowry D, Fisher R, et al., 2021, Quantification of methane emissions from UK biogas plants, Waste Management, Vol:124, ISSN:0956-053X, Pages:82-93


Bakkaloglu S, Lowry D, Fisher R, et al., UK landfill methane emissions: Use of mobile plume measurements and carbon isotopic characterisation to reassess oxidation rates for open and closed sites, European Geoscience Union

Bakkaloglu S, Lowry D, Fisher R, et al., Quantification of methane emissions from UK biogas plants, American Geoscience Union

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